Pets Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Can animals really mitigate cardiovascular disease? High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can increase your risk of heart disease, but owning a pet can lower both. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets can also decrease blood pressure. For those with preexisting heart conditions, a pet can actually increase their chances of surviving a heart attack. Translation: if you have a pet, you're already less likely to die from heart disease!